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Meet Our Team

OUR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS:

Rebecca Khan
Senior Occupational Therapist, Director
(B.OccThy, GradDipDivinity)

  • Continence clinician
  • Developmental & sensory assessment
  • Anxiety & behaviour
  • Chronic illness 

Since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2001, I have predominantly worked in the areas of child development and continence. However my greatest training comes from raising 3 children. My passion is to serve local families who are tackling tough issues such as wee/poo troubles, difficult behaviours, difficulties at school and unique sensory processing characteristics. My approach is informed by evidence-based practice and deep understanding of the physiology of the human body, however I strive to balance these with practical ‘real world’ solutions tailored to the individual family’s situation.

In my down-time I love time with my family, chatting with friends over coffee, card making and walking our puppy Sally.

Rebecca is frequently asked to speak on the topic of Paediatric Continence in Australia and wrote the Conquering Wees & Poos (© Queensland Health) learning package for other clinicians at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in 2011. If you are interested in having her inservice your team or organisation, please Contact Us.

Rebecca is registered to receive Enhanced Primary Care/Chronic Disease Management Plan referrals from GP's.

Rebecca is not taking any new individual clients at the moment. From January, she will be seeing clients under a consultation model. This means, she will be available to oversee clinical cases and be available for consultation at a higher hourly rate to reflect the time and expertise to build knowledge and skills in this area of practice.

Rebecca is a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia, Crohns & Colitis Association and OTAustralia. She sits on the Queensland CFA education day committee and co-facilitates a free Crohns & Colitis Support Group for patients and families in Brisbane.

 

Megan West
Senior Occupational Therapist

B.OccThy (Hons)

  • Child development
  • Social skill development
  • Emotional regulation
  • Executive functioning
  • Self-care skills
  • Parent and teacher education

Megan graduated with a Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours in Occupational Therapy in 2015 from the University of Queensland. Since graduating Megan’s experience as an Occupational Therapist has focussed on the area of paediatrics and includes working as a sole occupational therapist in a multi-disciplinary team in rural NSW, and at a private occupational therapy clinic in Melbourne.

Megan takes pride in providing a holistic approach to therapy and believes in empowering young people and their families to become active participants in their therapy journey. Within her practice, Megan is passionate about tailoring therapy to ensure that it is strengths based, and as much fun as it is effective.

Megan’s areas of interest include social skill development, emotional regulation, executive functioning, and self-care. Megan is passionate about upskilling children, families, and schools to work as a team to support children’s development; as well as encouraging the development of clinicians through mentoring and supervision.

Outside of work Megan enjoys spending time with her family, drinking coffee, and going on long walks with her daughter and dog, Ted.

Megan works at our Paddington clinic on Monday’s and Tuesday’s and is also available for consultations via Telehealth. Megan is registered to receive Enhanced Primary Care/Chronic Disease Management plan referrals from GP’s. She is also endorsed by OT Australia to practice within the Medicare Better Access to Mental Health program.

 

Ros Pullman
Occupational Therapist

  • Developing school-based skills for accessing the curriculum
  • Prep readiness and handwriting skills
  • Day and Night Continence
  • Sleep
  • Self Care Skills

I there, I am Ros and have spent my whole career working in the field of Occupational Therapy. I trained at St Loyes College in the UK and now have accumulated 30 plus years of clinical experience and a lifelong passion for working with children, young teens, and their carer’s.

Building relationships with the child and their family is key to my practice and I love finding out about the child’s unique abilities to find practical solutions through problem solving together with the aim to develop and strengthen lifelong skills. I get excited with each new young person and family I work with who teach me so much as we have fun together on our journey on their therapy goals.

My key clinical areas are to support children to feel successful in daily life skills with a special interest in tackling tricky wees and poos, independence in self-care skills, school readiness together with fine motor development with handwriting skills. I aim to work with children in their optimum environment and with opportunities for some school, home, day care-based sessions in addition to clinic-based sessions.

My greatest joy is seeing a child grow and blossom with their family.

On my non workdays I like to catch-up with my 3 young adults, walks with my dog, Titch, ride my motorbike, travel and yes, drink coffee! Coffee was part of the job description to work with my fantastic team at Kids That Go Therapies!

Nicole Nijskens
Occupational Therapist

  • Behavioural toileting
  • Independently maintaining a healthy body
  • School readiness
  • Chronic pain

After graduating in 2016 with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, I’ve developed a diverse set of skills working with multidisciplinary teams in a rotational hospital setting. This paved the way to finding my passion working in paediatrics - using these transferrable skills to support families and make life fun for children of all ages.

As an OT, I believe in being client centred and using evidence based practice. Sometimes the task seems so big that problem solving with the family and working towards smaller goals can really make an impact and boost confidence. I have come to appreciate that all wins and goals achieved should be celebrated.

In my downtime I love keeping active and healthy, coffee with friends/family, beach walks, appreciating nature and planning the next 4WD or camping trip!

Interest areas include behavioural toileting, independently maintaining a healthy body, school readiness, and chronic pain.

My favourite part of being an OT is helping people to thrive, improving quality of life; seeing people regain independence and finding enjoyment in difficult tasks. All the while having fun!

Sienna Smiley
Occupational Therapist

B.OccThy (Hons)

  • Child development
  • Continence and Toileting
  • Children & teens with disabilities
  • Supporting and empowering families
I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor's Degree with First Class Honours in Occupational Therapy. I have always had a strong passion and enjoyment for working with children and their families; occupational therapy has allowed me to direct this passion into helping others meaningfully in their daily life. 
I value making genuine connections, ensuring I create a safe space where others feel valued and part of a collaborative therapy process. Using an occupational therapy lens allows me to work with clients and families as a whole - when we get to know a person's life and strengths, we can use this to make sure therapy is practical and individually tailored. I love getting creative and tailoring sessions for each child, using their interests to make sessions engaging and enjoyable, while meeting their goals.
Outside of work, I relax with yoga, painting or making jewellery, and enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.


Shan Loo
Occupational Therapist (PsychoSocial - Families, Adolescents and Children)

(MOccThySt,BBusMan)

  • Mental Health Occupational Therapist
  • Help for anxious children and adolescents
  • ADOS-2 assessments
  • Coping skills and emotional regulation

Shan is a Mental Health Occupational Therapist, working with children and adolescents who are experiencing issues surrounding anxiety, coping skills and emotional regulation. Therapy is creative and based upon the young person’s interests, motivations, and family’s shared goals and values. Sessions with parental involvement are attachment-focused.

Shan is credentialed to provide ADOS-2 assessments for children-adults. In her practice, Shan utilises concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Theraplay®.

Shan has previously worked in early intervention autism services and in child and youth mental health, with additional training in a hospital paediatric setting. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her young family.

 

Jodie Cornell
Occupational Therapist

BASc (Occupational Therapy), GCertDisSt (Vision Impairment)

  • Fine motor skills
  • Self care skills, including toileting
  • Functional skill development
  • School readiness skills

I have recently started working with Kids That Go, but have been working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years. During this time I’ve predominately worked in non-government organisations, in kindergartens, childcare centres, mainstream and special schools, client’s homes, and in the community.  I’ve worked with children with neurological, developmental, sensory, and behavioural needs. I believe in a holistic and family centred approach, and in using the child and family’s strengths to achieve goals. I enjoy working in a team and learning from others.

I enjoy developing a relationship with families to support them to support their child, and I love watching children learn, develop new skills, and gain independence.

Outside of work, I enjoy relaxing, catching up with friends, gardening and different craft activities.

I am available for Telehealth consultations on Mondays.

 

Rosie Perkins
Occupational Therapist

B.OccThy (Hons)

  • Increase child independence
  • Find practical solutions to ongoing problems

After graduating from the University of Queensland with an Occupational Therapy Honours degree in 2018 I have worked across the lifespan. I have worked with toddlers in their homes and daycare through to the elderly in residential aged care. This has deepened my appreciation and interest in how people journey through life and how their experiences, as well as their values and spiritualities, can mould them into the individuals they are.

As an OT, my favourite part of the job is getting to know a diversity of families and learning how they live and want to live. I value client and family-centred care and realising the strengths that everyone brings to the table. I also love seeing the world through a child's eyes and engaging alongside them to find practical solutions, meet their ongoing needs, and increase their independence.

It seems I might be the odd ball in the team with my dislike of coffee! In my downtime you will see me wishing for tea on tap, sleeping, spending time with my family, pottering in the garden, singing, cooking too much food for us to eat, being a couch potato while reading, and wishing for cold weather so we can go on an outdoor adventure.

Rosie is available 5 days a week across both Paddington and North Lakes clinics.

OUR SPEECH PATHOLOGIST:


Eloise Peacock

Speech Pathologist
B.SpPath (2012)

  • Speech
  • Language
  • Social and emotional skills
  • Children with ASD 
  • Reading & spelling

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2012 with a bachelor of Speech Pathology, I worked in a special school in Melbourne where I gained experience in working with children with disabilities of all ages. I then went on to work in an early intervention program for Autistic children and also in private practice and education consultancy services working with children and adolescents with a range of communication difficulties.

Most recently I was part of a project that developed and delivered state-wide training to Mental Health practitioners to create more 'Autism friendly' Mental Health services. This gave me skills to provide evidence-based information to parents and professionals around supporting the needs of those who are neurodivergent .

I particularly enjoy working on social and emotional skills and working with families to equip them with understanding and strategies for their young person to communicate and participate more fully in their everyday life. In my personal life, I have learnt the most from being a mum to three young boys so I understand the challenges and joys of being a parent.

I have completed further training in:
  • Hanen - 'More Than Words' parent program for young children with Autism.
  • SOS - Sequential oral sensory program approach to feeding for children with sensory or feeding difficulties.
  • PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System.
  • Positive Behaviour Support

OUR DIETICIAN:

 

Phoebe Starling
Accredited Practising Dietician

BASc (Medical Radiation Technology/Science), Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Hons)

  • Support to make healthy food choices
  • Customised nutrition plan
  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Investigate food intolerances
  • Improve overall health

Phoebe started her career working with children and families at the RPA Hospital Allergy Unit. She is an accredited practising dietitian with almost 10 years’ experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Her passion for good food and healthy living has led her to pursue a career in nutrition. She has dedicated her life to helping people achieve optimal health through balanced nutrition. With a career spanning 20 years in health, Phoebe has developed a deep understanding of the importance of nutrition in achieving optimal health and wellness.

Phoebe offers personalised nutrition counselling services tailored to the unique needs and goals of the children she sees. She understands that everyone’s dietary preferences are different, which is why she works closely with each family to develop a customised nutrition plan that works for them. Her goal is to empower her clients to make healthy choices and help to manage chronic conditions, investigate food intolerances or simply improve overall health.

OUR ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANTS:

 

Rebecca Percival
Allied Health Assistant

  • Develop independence
  • Fine motor skill development
  • Emotional regulation

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland.

I also have experience working with individuals and families as a disability support worker. This has involved providing support both in the home and in the community working on goals for self-care, communication and social engagement.

My journey towards becoming an Occupational Therapist (OT) has very much been inspired by seeing the impact of the wonderful OTs who have supported my niece to gain independence in a number of areas.

Having witnessed first-hand the change and progress that is possible when given the right resources and support has made me particularly passionate about working collaboratively with children and their families to achieve their goals and thrive.

When I am not working or studying I love to relax with friends and family. I also love to be outdoors either hiking or swimming at the beach.

 

Noah Swann
Allied Health Assistant

  • Develop independence
  • Fine motor skill development
  • Emotional regulation

I am currently studying Occupational therapy at USC. I have always had a passion to work alongside children and to help them learn, get new skills and grow up to be the best person they can be. Even from a young age I have taken every opportunity to work with children as a volunteer. My passion is driven by my own struggle, as someone who faces life with a stutter. Years of therapy has given me a better understanding of what it means to be ‘different’ and helps me be more empathetic towards those who are fighting their own battles.

As an Allied Health Assistant I will prioritise building relationships with parents and the child, so that together we can implement interventions that are challenging but also beneficial for development.

Outside of work I enjoy hiking, camping and going to the gym. I also love catching up with friends and family.

 

Emily Khan
Finance Officer

I've been working with Kids That Go for many years and have loved being involved in the growth of the wonderful clinic! While I'm a current Law student at Griffith University, I love working in and around the clinic and you'll see me around sometimes, but my main role is in the back end! I cover admin, finance and other general background duties when our other staff take much needed breaks. I also work with our staff to create new products, and ideas that span the whole clinic.

I have experience in resource development, and basic OT theory, as well as assisting with groups.

When I'm not studying, or working, I love crocheting, baking, and reading!

OUR ADMIN TEAM:

 

Greta Bennett
Receptionist

I am a self confessed coffee lover so when you're in the clinic you're welcome to pick my brain about the best spots in the area. On my days off you might find me in a coffee shop with a good book, wandering through the botanical gardens or spending time with my five nephews.

I previously worked as a photographer for 7 seven years which enabled me to cultivate a love for people and their stories. In turn, I developed a strong  core value of holding space for people to share their stories and to feel seen and heard. I love meeting all the beautiful families that come into our clinic. I am a huge advocate for ensuring people's needs are prioritised and supported.

 

Kelsey Cotton
Administration

I have been working as part of the Kids That Go family since 2019 and have a desire to ensure families feel supported and heard.

I am a mum of two beautiful girls and when I’m not working, I love spending time with them and my husband.

Erin Mavity
Finance & Accounts, Therapy Assistant

  • Chronic illness
  • Mental health
  • Capacity building

I have been working as part of the Kids That Go family since 2017, but have more recently started working in a patient-based capacity as a Therapy Assistant. I am a passionate advocate for those who are faced with chronic illness, mental illness and disability. I take great care to ensure my approach is influenced by my core values of empathy, inclusivity, respect, trust and dignity.

Whilst not at work I enjoy spending time with family & friends, crafting, reading and snuggling with my animals.

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How we can help:

Continence

We are toileting therapists, caring for kids with poo or wee issues, day or night, through tailored evidence-based programs.

 

 

 

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Child Development

Self care, sensory processing, school readiness, fine motor, handwriting, anxiety and behaviour. Growing up is a busy thing!

 

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Assessments

Kids That Go offer a wide range of assessments that will assist you and your child identify problem areas and to then move forward towards skill development.

 

 

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Kids with Chronic Illness

Growing up can take tricky, unexpected turns. With personal experience and compassion, we are here to help both kids and families grow through these challenges.

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